Judge Mandates £180k Payment To Ex-wife For Man's Unpaid Housework
Judge mandates £180k payment to ex-wife for mans unpaid housework.In a groundbreaking ruling, a judge has ordered a man to pay his ex-wife £180,000 for unpaid housework, emphasizing the value of unpaid labor in a divorce settlement. The verdict highlights the importance of recognizing and compensating for domestic work, which is often overlooked and undervalued in society.
In a landmark ruling on International Women's Day, Judge Laura Ruiz Alaminos has ordered a man to pay his ex-wife £180,000 (AUD $322,957) for 25 years of unpaid domestic housework. The divorce settlement was based on the minimum wage of work conducted during their marriage.
The judge found that the woman, Ivana Moral, had been solely responsible for all the domestic chores, as the marriage was governed by a separation of property regime. This meant that Ivana had no access to the money the couple had acquired through the years.
The court in Velez-Malaga, southern Spain, also ruled that the man must pay a monthly childcare fee for their two children. One of whom is a minor while the other is over 18.
In an interview with Cadena Ser radio, Ivana revealed that her husband had forced her to do all the domestic work and prevented her from working outside the home.
She said, "He made me take on the specific role of doing domestic chores, to the extent that I was in a place where I couldn't really do much else." The woman expressed her satisfaction with the verdict and said that it was "very well deserved."
This decision sets a precedent for partners paying their ex-spouses for domestic work, as seen in the landmark case of a Beijing divorce, where Ms. Wang received compensation for five years of unpaid labor.
China introduced a new civil code, which allows a spouse to seek compensation in a divorce if they bear more responsibility in child raising, caring for elderly relatives, and assisting partners in their work.
As Ivana's lawyer stated, "This is a wake-up call for society, and it is time to stop perpetuating the social and economic inequality suffered by women."
The ruling highlights the value of domestic work and recognizes the contributions of women who are often overlooked and undervalued in society.
Is This The First Time That A Partner Has Been Ordered To Pay For Domestic Work In A Divorce Settlement?
No, there have been previous cases, such as the landmark case in Beijing, where a spouse was entitled to seek compensation in a divorce if they bear more responsibility in child-raising, caring for elderly relatives, and assisting partners in their work.
Separation of property regime is a type of marriage contract that separates the ownership of assets and liabilities of each spouse. In such a regime, each spouse retains ownership and control of their individual assets and income.
How Does This Ruling Compare To Previous Cases Of Ex-spouses Receiving Compensation For Domestic Work?
This ruling is similar to previous cases where ex-spouses have received compensation for domestic work. In a landmark Beijing divorce case, a woman received compensation for unpaid labor she had done for her ex-husband. The ruling came after China introduced a new civil code that recognizes and compensates for the contributions of homemakers in a marriage.
The ruling highlights the value of unpaid labor and domestic work, which is often overlooked and undervalued in society. This decision sends a clear message that such work should be recognized and compensated, especially in divorce settlements.